Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 December 2072 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | December 2072

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 December 2072 at 07:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2073 after 27 days on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 902 / 1855

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 902 of Meeus index or 1855 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 902 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 903 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠69°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠105.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 17 December 2072 at 05:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 December 2072 at 06:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 369 794 km

Moon is 369 794 km (229 779 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 220 km (228 801 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 15 December 2072 at 14:09 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 December 2072 at 08:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 25 December 2072 at 11:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.089°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.079° in the next southern standstill on 7 January 2073 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 8 January 2073 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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